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Intimate Partner Violence

More than a third of California women and a quarter of California men experience physical, psychological or sexual violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.  Law ... [more]

Labor Trafficking

The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing California state government’s role in identifying and combating labor trafficking and assisting victims/survivors of this type of crime. Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that involves controlling a person or group through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victims for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both. Human trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion a year in ... [more]

Factors Driving California Housing Costs

The Commission is reviewing the underlying causes of California’s high cost of housing, attempting to determine the driving factors behind rising costs and to identify whether those factors are ... [more]

Voting Equipment Security

The Commission is reviewing the security of California’s voting systems. This study will focus on questions such as how the state can develop training and best practices for elections officials, ... [more]

Long-Term Economic Impacts of COVID-19

The Little Hoover Commission is examining the long-term structural changes and challenges that the California economy will face over the next few years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [more]